-- Navy Reserve Seaman Recruit Robert J. Leam, son of Julian and Elaine Leam of Richland, recently was promoted to his current rank on graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Leam received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
He is a 2012 Richland High graduate.
-- Army Pvt. Connor Hankinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
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Hankinson is the son of Kim Janke of Moses Lake and a 2012 graduate of Moses Lake High School.
-- Petty Officer 1st Class Malinda Kitterman, an aviation maintenance administrationman from Benton City and a 1997 River's Edge High School, Richland, graduate, is serving in the Navy aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).
Gerald R. Ford is the first ship in its class and the successor to the Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers that have been in operation for the past half-century.
The ship is set to commission in spring 2016.
-- Air Force Reserve Airman Christopher D. Bailey graduated from basic military training earning distinction as an honor graduate at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Bailey is the son of Tracey E. and Daniel K. Bailey of Renton and the brother of Rebecca P. Dekline of Prosser.